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Tips For Strengthening Communication in the Presence of Hearing Loss

May 26, 2016
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Communication in the presence of hearing loss can be difficult—for both parties. For those with hearing loss, limited hearing can be upsetting and exhausting, and for their conversation partners, the constant repeating can be just as taxing. But the challenge can be lessened provided that both parties take responsibility for productive conversation. Since communication is ... Read More

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How to Manage Listening Fatigue From Hearing Loss

May 19, 2016
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Have you ever suffered intensive mental fatigue? Perhaps you felt this way after finishing the SAT exam, or after completing any test or activity that required deep concentration. It’s like running a marathon in your head—and when you’re finished, you just want to collapse. A comparable experience comes about in those with hearing loss, and ... Read More

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Can Hearing Aids Prevent Cognitive Decline?

May 12, 2016
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In 2013, Johns Hopkins University researcher and epidemiologist Dr. Frank Lin directed a study which was the first to investigate the potential consequence of hearing loss on cognitive function. Volunteers with hearing loss took recurring cognitive assessments, used to evaluate memory and thinking skills, over the span of six years. Hearing tests were also carried ... Read More

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Why You Should Never Use Q-Tips to Clean Your Ears

May 05, 2016
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You’ve more than likely never noticed, but on the backside of any package of cotton swabs there’s a written warning that is some variation of this: “Caution: Do not enter the ear canal. Entering the ear canal could lead to injury.” If you have a package of cotton swabs nearby, go check it out for ... Read More

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